Individual Study / Tang et al.; PLoS Med. 2018

Crowdsourcing to Expand HIV Testing Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in China: A Closed Cohort Stepped Wedge Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

Crowdsourcing to Expand HIV Testing Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in China: A Closed Cohort Stepped Wedge Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

Initiatives -
The purpose of this stepped wedge cluster randomized controlled trial (RCT) was to evaluate a comprehensive crowdsourced intervention to increase HIV testing up take among MSM in China. Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.
Start Year
2016
End Year
2017
Funding
This study received support from the National Key Research and Development Program of China (2017YFE0103800), the National Institutes of Health (NIAID 1R01AI114310-01), UNC-South China STD Research Training Center (FIC 1D43TW009532-01), UNC Center for AIDS Research (NIAID 5P30AI050410), NIMH (R34MH109359), UJMT Fogarty Fellowship (FIC R25TW0093), the North Carolina Translational & Clinical Sciences Institute (1UL1TR001111), SMU Research Initiation Project (QD2017N030, C1034448), Youth Talent Grant of Guangdong Province (2017WQNCX129), Social Science Young Teacher Supporting Project of Shenzhen University (18QNFC46), and SESH (Social Entrepreneurship to Spur Health) Global.

Design

Study design
Population cohort

Marker Paper

Tang W, Wei C, Cao B, et al. Crowdsourcing to expand HIV testing among men who have sex with men in China: A closed cohort stepped wedge cluster randomized controlled trial. PLoS Med. 2018;15(8):e1002645. Published 2018 Aug 28. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1002645

PUBMED 30153265

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
1,381
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

This intervention was evaluated using a closed cohort stepped wedge cluster RCT in eight Chinese cities.
Selection Criteria
Gender
men
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • China
Territory
Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, and Jiangmen in Guangdong province; Jinan, Qingdao, Yantai, and Jining in Shandong province
Ethnic Origin
Health Status
Other criteria
men who have sex with men (MSM)

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • General population
General Population
  • Volunteer enrolment

Number of participants

Number of participants
1,381
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
MSM were recruited through Blued, a social networking mobile application for MSM.
Start Date
2016-08
End Date
2017-08
Data sources
  • Mobile data collection
    • Smartphone apps